A roundtable discussion found that the electronic bill of costs opens up new opportunities, as Claire Green explains
We’re now more than a year into the compulsory adoption of the electronic bill of costs in most multi-track cases. Like any innovation that disrupts a long-established way of working, the early days have not always been smooth and tweaks will be needed along the way.
The Association of Costs Lawyers (ACL) recently brought together judges, costs lawyers, solicitors and barristers to discuss the progress to date. The overwhelming conclusion was that this genie is not going back into the bottle.
The senior costs judge Andrew Gordon-Saker said his experience has been “pretty positive”, with problems caused more by lawyers than the bill itself. “It is certainly the way to go”, he said and e...
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